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Black Sheep

Quote Of The Day: “she didn’t believe a member of the Marine Corps was an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce.”

Winner of the Congressional Medal Of Honor and the Navy Cross not a good example? Unbelievable. Do these spoiled brats have even a remote clue what their lives would be like if not for men like “Pappy” Boyington? For one thing they’d be eating sushi and driving Japanese cars. (!) Scratch that. You know what I mean.

What, in the name of all that’s rational, gives these pampered, pusillanimous pricks the utter gall to spew out words like this: “many monuments at UW already commemorate rich white men”? For the record, Boyington was not rich and was part Sioux. These dipshits can’t even get their stories straight.

I am outraged that these spoiled brats who live in an academic ivory tower, sponging off their parents and working on a degree in some liberal arts bullshit are even allowed to speak in public, much less be a “senator” in a student body.

I call shame on the entire University of Washington. It is indeed appropriate that the school mascot is a “husky” because the student body has damned sure gone to the dogs ....

imageimageStudents Reject Honor To ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ Hero

(WORLDNET DAILY)

The University of Washington’s student senate rejected a memorial for alumnus Gregory “Pappy” Boyington of “Black Sheep Squadron” fame amid concerns a military hero who shot down enemy planes was not the right kind of person to represent the school.

Student senator Jill Edwards, according to minutes of the student government’s meeting last week, said she “didn’t believe a member of the Marine Corps was an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce.” Ashley Miller, another senator, argued “many monuments at UW already commemorate rich white men.”

Senate member Karl Smith amended the resolution to eliminate a clause that said Boyington “was credited with destroying 26 enemy aircraft, tying the record for most aircraft destroyed by a pilot in American Uniform,” for which he was awarded the Navy Cross.

Smith, according to the minutes, said “the resolution should commend Colonel Boyington’s service, not his killing of others.” The senate’s decision was reported first by Seattle radio talk-host Kirby Wilbur of KVI, whose listeners were “absolutely incensed,” according to producer Matt Haver. Brent Ludeman, president of the university’s College Republicans, told WND in an e-mail the decision “reflects poorly on the university.”

“Pappy Boyington went beyond the call of duty to serve and protect this country – he simply deserves better,” Ludeman said. “Just last year, the university erected a memorial to diversity. Why can’t we do the same for Pappy Boyington and others who have defended our country?”

The resolution points out Boyington, a student at the UW from 1930-34, served as a combat pilot in the 1st Squadron, American Volunteer Group – the “Flying Tigers of China” – and later as a Marine Corps combat pilot in charge of Marine Fighting Squadron 214, “The Black Sheep Squadron.” Along with the Navy Cross, Boyington was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for his heroism. He was shot down and spent 20 months in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp.

The resolution says, “Be it resolved … [t]hat we consider Col. Gregory Boyington, United States Marine Corps, to be a prime example of the excellence that this university represents and strives to impart upon its students, and, That we desire for a memorial for Col. Boyington be commenced by the University of Washington by 11 January 2008, the twentieth anniversary of his death, which will be publicly displayed, so that all who come here in future years will know that the University of Washington produced one of this country’s bravest men, and that we as a community hold this fact in the highest esteem.”


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 02/18/2006 at 01:14 PM   
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